Academic Professional Associate, Community Design and Landscape Architecture

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number F0910P Working Title Academic Professional Associate, Community Design and Landscape Architecture Department ENGR-Env Civil Agr & Mech About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens. About the College/Unit/Department
The College of Engineering, formed on July 1, 2012, is building a vibrant academic environment that fosters engineering education in a liberal arts environment and research that addresses critical societal needs. The College offers eight undergraduate and seven graduate engineering degree programs spanning all engineering fields. The College has grown rapidly to more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and over 80 faculty members. College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Underutilization Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 09/01/2021 Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings) Job Posting Date 07/19/2021 Job Closing Date Open until filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Questions related to the position may be directed to Dr. Brian Bledsoe at or 706-542-0870. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Statement
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Position Details

Classification Title Academic Professional AC FLSA Faculty Rank Academic Professional Associate Contract Type Fiscal (12 mo.) Tenure Status Non-Tenure Track Minimum Qualifications
Masters in Landscape Architecture Position Summary
The College of Engineering wishes to appoint an Academic Professional Associate in Community Design and Landscape Architecture to work on a grant funded research project: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Engineering with Nature Initiative. In this role they will be work under the direct supervision of Dr. Brian Bledsoe, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and Director of the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems ( IRIS ), at the College of Engineering’s School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural and Mechanical Engineering ( ECAM ). The position will also work closely with public service faculty members with the Carl Vinson Institute for Government and Georgia Sea Grant.

The successful candidate will help ensure that the Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems ( IRIS ) can successfully meet the research and programmatic requirements for the research and development cooperative agreement between IRIS and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. The funding for this position was included in the initial project budget. Continuation is subject to continued support from external funding sources.

The primary emphasis of the position will be to collaborate with established scholars and practitioners in the community design, landscape architecture, environmental planning, and nature-based engineering fields to advance the integration of natural and conventional infrastructure systems to strengthen society’s long-term resilience to flooding, sea level rise, drought and other disruptions. The position will support and/or conduct design, research, and training to expand and accelerate the use of natural infrastructure in the public and private sectors.

In this role the candidate’s responsibilities would consist of:
  • Creates and develop illustrative design informed by research and best practices that generate knowledge and capacity to integrate nature based design within urban and rural landscapes. Manages qualitative and quantitative research in the landscape and community design fields, including the design, management, illustration and delivery of design projects. (70%)
  • Directs and/or oversees the development of design approaches that support research and training to expand and accelerate the practice of natural infrastructure in the public and private sectors (20%).
  • Identifies publication and/or presentation opportunities for landscape and community design in professional journals and at professional meetings and conferences. Directs and participates in the preparation of journal articles, scholarly papers, and presentations of research at professional and academic meetings. Presents designs to local, state, and federal clients (10%)
Additional Requirements
For more information on the rank of Acadmic Professional Associate including the requirements for the rank, please see the University of Georgia Guidelines for the Appointment and Promotion of
Academic Professionals here: Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Skill in landscape architecture and urban planning, graphic design and layout, hand rendering graphic skills, knowledge of computer-generated graphics programs (AutoCAD, Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, Sketch Up), Physical Demands Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a responsibility of this position? No Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


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